The youth, intoxicated with his admiration of a hero, fails to see, that it is only a projection of his own soul, which he admires
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.
Insist upon yourself. Be original.
No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some...
The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The...
The hearing ear is always found close to the speaking tongue
Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood; and if there is any truth...
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's...
My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock, should find the time in my...
Self-trust is the first secret of success
Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is a triumph of...
Great geniuses have the shortest biographies
Men are what their mothers made them
Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.
Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and...
People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.